”Are we no more to you than a wispy dream, or more than a blade of grass that springs up gloriously with the rising sun and is cut down within a second thought?”
When I think of my life in scientific terms, it is only as significant as a blade of grass. During the summer, it gets cut down every week or so, and by fall the blade goes dormant for the winter. When spring arrives, the grass awakens and the cycle starts again—grow, cut, grow, cut…
In my faith journey, I go through cycles in which I feel alive and full of the spirit. I need the occasional “trims” to keep in line with my goals, ethics, and relationships. Then there are the winter moments or days when I doubt my faith or slip into depression and want to hibernate until I can feel the warmth of the spring sunshine on my back. That’s when God pushes me up from the depths of winter by saying, “Grow, Linda…keep your mind, heart, and soul connected to me.”
Dear God, thank you for giving me hope for each new season of my life. Amen.